The Role of Local Courts Dawson, John P. A History of Lay Judges. Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1960. viii, , 310 pp. Reprinted 1999, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363694; ISBN-10: 1886363692. Hardcover. New. $75. * An analysis of the divergent legal systems of England, France, Germany and Rome showing the relationship of the courts to the community, the legal structure and political organizations. The work examines the evolution of medieval French and German courts from the Roman canonist system, explores the role of the local courts in England and examines in detail the workings and influence of a typical manor court, Redgrave, in Suffolk, England, (which was owned by Sir Nicholas Bacon, the father of Sir Francis Bacon) for the period up to 1711. Extensive notes, indexed. Scholars interested in the roots of the modern political structures in Europe will find this work of supreme benefit.
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